Media & Privacy Department 

Sports Law

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Crowley Millar’s experience and prominence in representing clients in the sports sector and our understanding of their requirements is exceptional.

Our team acts for many well-known and high-profile sports people and our advices to them concern both personal and public matters have led to a comprehension knowledge of the commercial and legal issues and opportunities that arise in the world of sport.

Crowley Millar can bring a multi-faceted cross department approach to advising sports people. For example, our Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department can advise on disciplinary issues while our Media & Privacy Department can advise on public perception and image rights and our Corporate Department can find the best solution to any commercial issues that might arise for our clients.

The Sports Department is headed by John Carroll, who himself was a talented rugby player and currently sits on the IRFU disciplinary committee. John also acts for the Ladies Gaelic Football Association in all their legal requirements.

John is assisted by Media Partner, Simon Carty in the work, along with the expertise of various departments within Crowley Millar.

Crowley Millar are members of the Sports Law Association of Ireland.

Some of the areas that Crowley Millar feel are especially relevant to sports people and which we are available to advise on include:

  • Governance & Regulation, which include Disciplinary Matters and Doping Betting & Gaming
  • Broadcasting/Media Agreements/Sponsorship and Promotion
  • Defamation & Reputation Management
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Property and Venue Management and ancillary issues arising from Public Events
  • Governance & Regulation
  • Intellectual Property & Brand Protection Protection
  • Personality & Image Rights
  • Privacy & Data Protection
  • Tax

For further information, please contact partner Simon Carty at